Recipe Of The Week – Aaloo Baingan

AalooBainganThis is one of my mum’s recipes – a very simple but delicious vegan dish. As summer approaches, I really don’t feel like eating meat and make a lot of sabzi daal... So here it is, my mum’s recipe of Aaloo Baingan (Potatoes and Eggplants)DSCF5735

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Serves about 2-3 persons


  • 250 gm. Baingan (EggPlant)
  • 250 gm. Tomatoes
  • 200 gm. Potatoes
  • 4-5 Whole Dried Red Chilies
  • 1 tsp. Zeera (Cumin seeds)
  • 1/2 tsp.  Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Haldi (Turmeric Powder)
  • 2-3 – Green Chilies
  • 2 tbsp – Fresh Coriander leaves (chopped)
  • 3-4 tbsp – Oil


  1. Put zeera, mustard seeds and whole red chillies and fry for a couple of minutes. Then add tomatoes, turmeric, red chilli powder and salt and let it cook covered on low heatDSCF5652
  2. Cook it till the oil comes up and the tomatoes are soft.DSCF5675.jpg
  3. Add the cubed potatoes with 1/2 cup water and let it cook covered till potatoes are soft (but not fully cooked, as they will cook more with the eggplant as well)
  4. Add the cubed eggplant to it and cover and cook on low heat. (Do not add any water)DSCF5683.jpg
  5. When the eggplant and the potatoes are done, garnish it with coriander and green chillies.DSCF5728.jpg

Enjoy with daal and chapati/boiled rice.



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